Diane Livingston, Ph.D., worked as a clinical and forensic psychologist for several decades. During that time, she taught at several universities and had a private practice in clinical psychology for adults. She also worked with convicted felons at a maximum-security prison hospital. At 67, she retired and traveled to the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico where she spent almost 10 years working with Maya Indians. She is the mother of three, the grandmother of six, the great grandmother of two, and the guardian of one beloved cat.